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Old December 13, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Default Louis CK removes DRM from online video, asks nicely not to pirate it [Globe and Mail]

Thought this was a novel approach to piracy...ask people nicely not to do it:
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Last week, C.K. (the stage name is a phonetic approximation of his real name, Louis Szekely) released a new full-length special called Live at the Beacon Theatre – a big event for a comedian, and his legions of fans. However, he took the unorthodox step of not just releasing it online for $5 a pop, but releasing it in an unprotected format. On his website, he wrote a special note to those who might pirate the file.
“I'd just like you to consider this: I made this video extremely easy to use against well-informed advice. I was told that it would be easier to torrent the way I made it, but I chose to do it this way anyway, because I want it to be easy for people to watch and enjoy this video in any way they want without ‘corporate’ restrictions.”


“Please bear in mind that I am not a company or a corporation,” he continued. “I'm just some guy … I can't stop you from torrenting; all I can do is politely ask you to pay your five little dollars, enjoy the video and let other people find it in the same way.”
Louis C.K.’s quixotic challenge to pirates: Don’t steal this video - The Globe and Mail


The article does a good job of pointing out a bit of irony with his request, but I like this approach. Think I'll buy a viewing.
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Old December 13, 2011, 01:57 PM
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Louis CK was the reason I had to leave the last HWC get-together at the Jersey Giant early. Love that guy!
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Old December 13, 2011, 02:08 PM
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I bought it right away, it's well worth the $5.
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When I have the time to watch I'll buy it. I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't.
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Old December 13, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Bought it, watched it just now. HD is just over a gb. No, I won't share it ;p

Not bad but not his best routine. Still worth the $5.
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Old December 13, 2011, 09:22 PM
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Definitely worth the $5. I'm extremely cheap, but with such an easy opportunity to support my favourite comedian by contributing such a small amount, I couldn't justify torrenting. I even told my brother to just buy it rather than have one person buy it and share. It's more than I can say about my friend who chose another method of getting it...
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Old December 13, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Bought it right away, will watch later with my girlfriend :)

EDIT : Definitly the best $5 of my life!

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Old December 22, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Looks like he is doing well:
Happy holidays for Louis C.K. as Internet video rings up $1-million - The Globe and Mail
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Comedian Louis C.K. doesn’t exactly exude holiday cheer, but he’s playing Santa Claus to five charities this year after making $1-million from his Internet-only comedy special.
“I’ve never had a million dollars all at once, never in my life,” Louis C.K. said on Wednesday night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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Too bad the MPAA/RIAA would just take this story and spin it like

"BUT HE COULD'VE MADE 2 MILLION IF IT WASN'T FOR THOSE DAMN PIRATES"

if they had anything to say about.
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Old February 21, 2012, 07:45 PM
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LMAO I just requested a 'lost password' to redownload the movie...love this guy. the passwordstarts with the word "idiot" followed by an obscenity...
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